Past Offerings

The following are some of the Continuing Education courses, workshops and conferences offered in previous years.

If you would like to have any of these offered again, please contact Dr. Lydia Ma, Continuing Education Director.

Course Location
Tropical and Geographic Medicine Intensive Short Course

  • May 4-8, 2015
Vancouver, BC

Course Location
Industrial Hygiene Primer: Sampling and Monitoring of Workplace Hazards (Part 1)

  • November 18, 2013
Vancouver, BC
Industrial Hygiene Primer: Understanding Industrial Hygiene

  • October 28, 2013
Vancouver, BC
Environmental Health and Safety and the Law: Understanding the Legal Framework for Regulators

  • April 22, 2013

co-sponsored by ncceh-horiz_med

Vancouver, BC
British Columbia Lung Association's 10th Annual Air Quality and Health Workshop

  • February 19-20, 2013
    • February 19, 2013 - Radon: Reducing Exposures Through Remediation and Regulation
    • February 20, 2013 - Ultrafine Particles

    More information at BC Lung Association website.

Vancouver, BC

Course Location
Ergonomics of Heavy Equipment Design and Whole Body Vibration

Vancouver, BC
Comprehensive Industrial Hygiene Review

Vancouver, BC

Course Location
Best Practices: Report and Business Writing Skills for Environmental Health

  • September 27, 2011 and November 24, 2011.
    In collaboration with the UBC Writing Centre
Vancouver, BC
Making Evidence-Informed Decisions in Environmental Health & Safety

  • May 11, 2011.
    in cooperation with the National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health
Vancouver, BC
Comprehensive Industrial Hygiene Review

  • April 11-15, 2011.
    In cooperation with the University of Washington, Northwest Center for Occupational Health & Safety
Vancouver, BC

Course Location
Preventing Catastrophes in Confined Spaces

  • May 3 & 4, 2010.
    Co-sponsored by WorkSafeBC

Exhibitors: Acklands Grainger; Concept Controls Inc.; Dynamic Rescue Systems; Guillevin International; Hazmasters; Nederman; SmogBuster; 3M

Vancouver, BC

Course Location
Streetcars: The Missing Link?

  • September 29, 2009.
    Co-sponsored by Bombardier; Stacy and Witbeck Inc.
Vancouver, BC
BC Healthcare Workplace Health, Safety & Wellness Conference

  • September 14-15, 2009.
    From knowledge to action: solutions that work, presented by the BC Healthcare Collaborative Group
Kelowna, BC
Indoor Environmental Quality 1-Day Refresher

  • April 6, 7, 16, 17, 2009.
    Customized course for Vancouver Coastal Health - Environmental Health
Vancouver, BC
Alerting, Reassuring, Guiding: Three Risk Communication Toolkits for Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) Professionals

  • March 9 & 10, 2009.
    Co-sponsored by BC Ministry of Health Services; BC Transmission Corporation; BC Centre for Disease Control; Justice Institute of BC; BC Environmental and Occupational Health Research Network; National; Teck; UBC Centre for Health and Environmental Research; Vancouver Coastal Health; WorkSafeBC
Vancouver, BC
Comprehensive Industrial Hygiene Review

  • April 20-24, 2009.
    In cooperation with the University of Washington Northwest Center for Occupational Health & Safety
Vancouver, BC
Ergonomic Assessment of Upper Limb Risk Factors for Effective Return-to-Work Program

  • April 18, 2009 & April 19, 2009.
    In cooperation with the Canadian Physiotherapy Association Manitoba Branch
Brandon, MBWinnipeg, MB

Course Location
Ergonomic Quality in Facility Design

  • In cooperation with the University of California Berkeley, Centre of Occupational & Environmental Health as part of its 2008 Summer Institute
Oakland, CA
Ergonomic Assessment of Upper Limb Risk Factors for Effective Return-to-Work Programs

  • April 18, 2008. In cooperation with Interior Health Authority
  • April 19, 2008.
    In cooperation with PABC (Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia)
  • August 5, 2008.
    In cooperation with the University of California Berkeley, Centre of Occupational & Environmental Health as part of its 2008 Summer Institute
  • September 20, 2008.
    In cooperation with the University of Northern British Columbia
Kelowna, BC, Oakland, CAPrince George, BC

Course Location
Ergonomic Quality in Facility Design

  • 6, 2007 - March 8, 2007.
    Co-sponsored by University of California Office of the President
  • April 10-11, 2007.
    In partnership with University of Washington Northwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety
  • October 5, 2007.
Oakland & Los Angeles, CA
Seattle, WA, Vancouver, BC
BC Healthcare Workplace Health, Safety & Wellness Conference Innovation, Research & Practice in Healthcare

  • September 17-18, 2007.
    Presented by the BC Healthcare Collaborative Group
Kelowna, BC
Ergonomic Assessment of Upper Limb Risk Factors for Effective Return-to-Work Programs

  • November 3, 2007; November 6, 2007; November 29, 2007.
    Co-sponsored by Physiotherapy Association of BC
Vancouver, BC

Course Location
Ergonomic Quality in Facility Design

  • March 7, 2006; April 7, 2006; May 9, 2006; September 22, 2006.
Vancouver, BC
Ergonomic Quality in Facility Design

  • November 23, 2006; November 24, 2006.
    Co-sponsored by Association of Canadian Ergonomists
Edmonton, AB Calgary, AB
Ergonomic Quality in Facility Design

  • August 4, 2006.
    Co-sponsored by University of California Berkeley
Oakland, CA
12th Conference: Occupational Hazards to Health Care Workers: Narrowing the Knowledge and Action Gaps

  • September 13-14, 2006.
    Co-presented by the University of Washington Northwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety
Seattle, WA
Back Injuries: Ergonomic Risk Assessment & Control

  • January 24-25, 2006.
Vancouver, BC

Course Location
Back Injuries: Ergonomic Risk Assessment & Control

  • January 22-23, 2005.
Kelowna, BC
Assessing Air Quality & Health - Principles, Methods & Applications

  • June 22-24, 2005.
    Co-sponsored by BC Ministry of Water, Land & Air Protection
Vancouver, BC
Beyond Mold: Understanding & Evaluating Bioaerosols

  • April 14-15, 2005.
    Co-sponsored by AIHA BC Yukon local section; BC Centre for Disease Control; Fraser Health Authority; Interior Health Authority; SKC Inc.; UBC Centre for Health and Environmental Research; Vancouver Coastal Health
Vancouver, BC
Back Injuries: Ergonomic Risk Assessment & Control Kelowna, BC

Course Location
Assessing Airborne Chemical Hazards: Principles, Applications & Techniques

  • February 19-20, 2004.
Vancouver, BC
Air Quality & Health Impact Assessment

  • March 8-9, 2004.
    Co-sponsored by the BC Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection
Vancouver, BC
Back Injuries: Ergonomic Risk Assessment & Control

  • April 22-23, 2004.
    Co-sponsored by BC Association of Kinesiologists
Vancouver, BC
11th Conference on Occupational Hazards to Health Care Workers

  • May 18-20, 2004.
    In cooperation with University of Washington Northwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety
    Co-sponsored by American Nurses Association; Association of Canadian Ergonomists; BC Institute of Technology; Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS); Fraser Health Authority; Levitt Safety/TSI Inc.; UBC Centre for Health and Environmental Research (CHER); Workers’ Compensation Board of BC
Vancouver, BC

Back Injuries: Ergonomic Risk Assessment & Control

  • March 607, 2003.
    Co-sponsored by the BC Association of Kinesiologists
Vancouver, BC
All About Risks - Assessment, Management & Communication and Emergency preparedness and response - what occupational and public health professionals need to know

  • June 4-5, 2003.
    Co-sponsored by Workers’ Compensation Board of BC and BC Ministry of Health Planning
Richmond, BC
Comprehensive Industrial Hygiene Review

  • August 18-22, 2003.
    In cooperation with the University of Washington Northwest Center for Occupational Health & Safety
Vancouver, BC

Occupational & Environmental Hygiene 2002 Education Forum

  • May 14-15, 2002.
    Co-sponsored by Workers’ Compensation Board of BC and BC Ministry of Health Planning
Richmond, BC
Comprehensive Industrial Hygiene Review

  • August 26-30, 2002.
    In cooperation with the University of Washington Northwest Center for Occupational Health & Safety
Vancouver, BC

Indoor Air Quality: Identification, Assessment & Management

  • March 6-7, 2001.
    Co-sponsored by Simon Fraser Health Region
Vancouver, BC
Driving and Back Problems: What we know about the effects of vibration

  • April 5, 2001.
Health Hazards in Radiography: New Studies, New Ideas

  • May 3, 2001.
    Co-sponsored by BC Association of Medical Radiation Technologists
Back Injuries: Ergonomic Risk Assessment & Control

  • May 30-31, 2001
    Co-sponsored by BC Association of Kinesiologists
Comprehensive Industrial Hygiene Review

  • August 27-31, 2001.
    In cooperation with the University of Washington Northwest Center for Occupational Health & Safety
Indoor Air Quality in Schools

  • November 21-22, 2001.
    Co-sponsored by BC Public School Employers’ Association

Basic Industrial Ventilation

  • April 13-14, 2000; September 21-22, 2000.
Vancouver, BC
Office Ergonomics

  • October 26, 2000.
    Co-sponsored by UBC Faculty of Graduate Studies

Workplace Risk Assessment and Control

  • June 17-18, 1999.
  • November 25-26, 1999.
    Co-sponsored by Liberty Risk Services Canada
  • November 23-24, 1999.
    Co-sponsored by Fletcher Challenge Elk Falls Division; Liberty Risk Services Canada
Vancouver, BC
Elk Falls, BC